Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Straczynski Unplugged [Paperback]

4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Available from these sellers.



Product Details


Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but predicatable June 9 2004
Format:Paperback
While "some" of these tales have been previously printed in _Tales from the New Twilight Zone_, they all have that flavor -- the setup, the odd goings-on, the twist, the strangely just conclusion. The bad guys get theirs, and the good guys, too, perhaps with a bit of poignancy tossed in. It's the formula that Rod Serling (and, even better, Richard Matheson) honed to a sharp edge during the orignal run of TZ, and JMS picks it up and runs with it admirably.
That, perhaps, is the primary problem with this collection. The stories end up feeling formulaic, and once you assume that there will be a twist ending, you end up spending more time trying to figure out what it will be than enjoying the trip there.
I recommend this book for JMS fans, and TZ fans, and for folks who Like That Sort of Thing. But it's not Joe's most imaginative or intelligent work. No regrets for having bought it, and I'm sure I'll pull it down off the shelf again, but I'm not going to send out copies of it at Christms, either.
Note: While the book is actually titled _Straczynski Unplugged_, Amazon continues to list it under the proposed title _JMS Unplugged_. The (rather washed-out) cover shot shows the correct title.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but predicatable June 9 2004
By David C. Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
While "some" of these tales have been previously printed in _Tales from the New Twilight Zone_, they all have that flavor -- the setup, the odd goings-on, the twist, the strangely just conclusion. The bad guys get theirs, and the good guys, too, perhaps with a bit of poignancy tossed in. It's the formula that Rod Serling (and, even better, Richard Matheson) honed to a sharp edge during the orignal run of TZ, and JMS picks it up and runs with it admirably.
That, perhaps, is the primary problem with this collection. The stories end up feeling formulaic, and once you assume that there will be a twist ending, you end up spending more time trying to figure out what it will be than enjoying the trip there.
I recommend this book for JMS fans, and TZ fans, and for folks who Like That Sort of Thing. But it's not Joe's most imaginative or intelligent work. No regrets for having bought it, and I'm sure I'll pull it down off the shelf again, but I'm not going to send out copies of it at Christms, either.
Note: While the book is actually titled _Straczynski Unplugged_, Amazon continues to list it under the proposed title _JMS Unplugged_. The (rather washed-out) cover shot shows the correct title.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback